2001 7.3 no start!

Discussion in '99+ 7.3L PowerStroke Engine & Drivetrain' started by FINKSTR, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. FINKSTR

    FINKSTR Full Access Member

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    OK ladies and gents... WE HAVE LIFTOFF! after literally months of work, my "Humunga-Truck" is back on the road! Just in time to deal with our Michigan winter with the mud and road salt. The problem ended up being the PCM. Although the AutoEnginuity scanner picked up a few codes, for some reason that I don't understand it took a high-end Snapon scanner to figure it out. I checked on line and called "Flagship One". It was early afternoon. The PCM was programmed and mailed out that same day and I received it 2 days later. AWESOME service... and equally AWESOME performance! The interesting part of the experience is that I took it to a local dealer for testing and they said there was nothing wrong with it! What I DID KNOW for sure was that it wasn't getting fuel. After checking every fuse, every connector, following every wire and replacing several parts that "SEEMED" to be bad - like the fuel pump and the IPR - I finally broke down and had it towed it in to a local shop with a great reputation for solving the unsolvable. Like the rest of you, I LOVE my truck and plan to keep it for the L O N G haul. As soon as I figure out where and how, I'm gonna list everything I did. So... thanks again SuperDutyDiesel fans! What a great Christmas present... WAY BETTER than a Red Ryder BB gun! AND I won't shoot my eye out! God Bless!
     
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    Sounds like good news, glad you got it running again.
    Doug
     
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    Thanks Doug! Is see that you - like my wife and I - love camping. Over the past 50+ years we have "evolved" from sleep-on-the-ground backpacking and canoe camping to a large family-size Eurika tent to a popup to a conventional trailer to a fifth wheel to a truck camper and now back to a fifth wheel which best suits are needs. Before buying the fiver, I decided to make a bunch of improvements/mods to the Dually - most for improved towing, some "just because". The plan was to get the truck ready for a summer-long trip around the country visiting National Parks. That series of projects began in the late winter.
    Meanwhile, we started camper shopping and decided on a Glendale Titanium. We found the perfect one - in Virginia. Needless to say the truck wasn't ready so I borrowed a buddy's new F350 diesel. (Great truck, but I love my Dually!) We made a marathon round trip, brought the fiver home and parked it. That was late spring. And it's still parked there patiently waiting for me to finish. Well... one new part, one more mod lead to another - and another - and another and before I knew it the summer had passed. No biggie, fall camping is great. Besides we had camping reservations at Disney World in October. Of course I'd be done by then... right? RIGHT! Except for one teensey little detail like not starting. That's when this thread began and the rest is history. Oh, we did make it to Disney - great trip but not nearly as much without camping. So here it is Christmas Eve and my plan for today is to hook up the camper and make the long trek from next to my garage to my barn where - assuming it's not too tall - it can be sheltered "... for a long winter's nap". And my Dually? Back in my heated garage / "man-cave" to tidy up a few more details! God Bless... and
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!
     
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    JLDickmon ursus combibo

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    Sorry I missed this one..
     

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